Dark Cloud Mansion Instance Walkthrough
|Minimum Level:||78||Party:||2-people party|
|Start Location:||Isle of Prayer||Repeatable:||-|
|Start NPC:||Archaeologist Yiyen||Updated to:||Chaotic Throne 2 - Epilogue|
|Rewards:||Contaminated Crystal to enter Crystal Caverns|
You can only enter the instance in a 2-people party of lvl 78+, the time limit is 30 minutes. You need to kill all the mobs in the hallways each time before entering a room; also be careful and not start hitting things in a room before both are inside because the door closes after you aggro the mobs. Here's the layout of the instance:
Each time you clear a room it spawns a statue, talk to those and remember what they say - this info comes handy when preparing for the Crystal Caverns raids.
Talk to Yiyen in front of the building. You can port in right away or you can ask for more info, in the end of each dialogue you have the option to enter the mansion. Buff up and enter and you have 30 minutes to complete the instance.
Enter the mansion and kill all mobs in the hallways. Some of them are stunners and some are undead; they are yellow at lvl 80 but not too hard to beat.
Enter room 1, kill the mobs there and talk to the statue that spawns. Go back to hallway and kill all the mobs again.
Enter room 2 and talk to the monoliths. There are 2 options - it either glows blue and "closes" or spawns a mob which you have to kill. When all have closed you will get the statue to talk to.
Go back to hallway and kill all mobs again.
Enter room 3 and kill all the mobs to open the door to next room.
Room 4 has huge chess figures and the statue to talk to is behind them so you have to clear the way. Some of the chess pieces have HP and some don't - you will find it out once you start hitting them. If it has no HP, just leave it and hit the next. Sometimes a mob or two might spawn but those shouldn't be too hard. Sometimes you get debuffs. NO AOE! Or you're in trouble. Targetting is a bit tricky there, it's very easy to get the wrong thing so be careful. If you reach the end and talk to the statue but it doesn't respond then kill one more chess piece and try again.
After that you need to clear the previous room of mobs again to open the last door.
This is the fun part - you have to kill the right three mobs and which ones are right seems to be completely random. Some people say it's connected to what they shout but I haven't noticed any pattern in that. When you get the right one it disappears and wrong one will aggro you and make the whole line of mobs vanish and respawn. Once you get it right the last statue witll spawn and both party members will have to speak to it to receive Contaminated Crystal.